An Hour Off the Clock with David Reader of Keller & Heckman, LLP- Radio Program(2.24 minutes, 3.3 MB)
A native of California, Scott attended the University of California, Irvine where he earned a Bachelor of Science and then moved to Washington, DC in 1982 to attend graduate school at Georgetown University where he received his Masters degree in Science. In November of 1985 he joined the MassMutual Life Insurance Company and in 1986, he was named "Rookie of the Year," followed by the national "New Agent of the Year" in 1987. He left in July of 2001 to join David Wexler and Keith Eig to begin Greenberg, Wexler & Eig.
From 1990 to 1994, Scott served on the Board of Directors for the Washington DC Life Underwriters (now DC AFIA) chapter. Scott has also served on several Association of Advanced Life Underwriters (AALU) committees including Speaker Relations (chaired 1999) and Continuing Education (chaired 2000) as well as a two year term on The Greater Washington Foundation of Insurance and Financial Advisors (GWFIFA) Board.
Scott received his Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) designation from the American College in 1995, and went on to earn the Family Business Specialist certification in 1997. In 1997, Scott founded the Family Business Forum of Washington, DC at American University and served as its chairman in 1998.
Scott is a frequent speaker and author. He has also conducted numerous seminars for the insurance, accounting, legal and medical communities, as well as authored articles on employee benefits, estate planning and business succession planning for several trade publications. As a specialist in the advanced uses of life and disability insurance, Scott has been interviewed by Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, Legal Times and was a regular contributor to the "Ask the Experts" column in the Washington Business Journal.
Scott devotes considerable time to charitable organizations in the Washington area including the National Capitol Poison Control Center and the American Heart Association where, in 1998, he founded and chaired Heart's Delight, a four-day fundraiser in memory of a friend who died suddenly of a heart attack at age 40. Because of Scott's vision and leadership, the Heart's Delight Wine Tasting and Auction has become one of the most successful charity wine events on the east coast. Now in its thirteenth year, Heart's Delight has raised over $9,000,000 to fight heart disease and stroke.
Scott spends much of his non-working time as the newly retired commissioner (six years!) of the Montgomery Youth Hockey Association where his sons play ice hockey. He also writes a syndicated weekly wine column (The Vine Guy) for the Examiner family of newspapers and hosts The Wine of The Week segment each Friday evening on WTOP Radio.
Scott and his wife, Cindy, a radiation oncologist, and their three sons reside in Potomac, MD.